Category Archives: Weird

Where is Mr. Toilet’s House?

Fittingly, I first heard about Mr. Toilet in the dingy, very crowded, bathroom adjacent to Hongdae’s famous Children’s Park—a name unsuited for a park notorious for public binge drinking and questionable street performances. It was a summer night in 2012, … Continue reading

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The Trick Eye Museum

Well, today I WANTED to go to Olympic Park, but it seems every time I try to go there, something stops me. Today, it was the continuation of the torrential rains we’ve been having the past week. So instead, I … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown

In my school, we use a messenger system to communicate with other teachers and staff. It’s basically like a Korean version of AIM. A lot of the time, the administration or other teachers will use the system to send out … Continue reading

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A Few Random Lists

Who doesn’t like a good list? They’re so oversimplified and biased – what’s not to love? I thought I would share a few short lists about life in Korea that I’ve developed. A few of these probably could have been … Continue reading

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Japanese Signage and Products

Okay, the last post on Japan, I promise. I’ll give Koreans this: they speak better English than the Japanese. Maybe if I would have gone to Tokyo I would think differently, but as it is, Korea wins the English trophy. … Continue reading

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Gio Cat vs. Bau House

If I were kidnapped by Japanese coffee spies and forced to estimate the number of cafes in Seoul, I would probably estimate that number to be about 8.2348687819823×10^46. That’s roughly 82 quattuordecillion cafes. The vast majority of those consist of … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Korean Store Names

“Konglish” is a word used to describe any grammatically incorrect, culturally fused, or strange use of the English language in Korea. It can refer to many different things, and examples of it are everywhere. My favorite is when it appears … Continue reading

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